[UPDATED with Driver Turning Herself In:] Gregory Martin Hit by One Car and Dragged by Another
Quinonez, 29, of Santa Ana, was booked into Orange County Jail on charges of felony hit-and-run, driving with a suspended license and, because her 7-year-old daughter was in the gray Dodge Magnum at the time, child endangerment.
A statement this morning from Garden Grove Police Lt. Jeff Nightengale, the department spokesman, fills in what apparently happened to Quinonez after a motorist who followed the Magnum jotted down the license number:
"She drove to her residence in Santa Ana and left her daughter with an acquaintance. She then left her home on foot, leaving her vehicle parked on her street. Family members whom Quinonez called later picked up the daughter from Quinonez' residence. Investigators later found Quinonez' daughter and her vehicle, a few hours after the collision."
Martin is listed in critical condition at a local hospital.
Moments later, Martin was struck by a white Ford Explorer that dragged him 750 feet, a route that involved continuing south of West Street, making the turn at Garden Grove Boulevard and heading west before coming to a stop.
Meanwhile, another driver had seen the Magnum hit the fellow, followed that car and scribbled down the license number. Using the registered owner information, Garden Grove cops went to several locations and interviewed many people before finding the damaged Magnum abandoned at Fairview Street and Trask Avenue in Santa Ana. It was taken to the Orange County Crime Lab. The vehicle's owner has not been found.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information that can help police is asked to call Garden Grove Police Investigator Jason Perkins at 714.741.5823.